my new EP, “You Are Here”, will be available to download in 15 minutes!
in 2012 I’m planning on releasing 4 new EPs of material. Hopefully an improvement on Eartshine i’m going to try put out these EPs with like 4 originals and a remix (either of my songs or of someone else’s song). The first of which is “You Are Here” which I’ll be putting out once I’ve finished exams.
Over the course of summer 2012 I’ll be working closely with Look See Land and Two Years Before at Beats Bureau Studios to record and produce a lot of new material for release towards the end of 2012/start of 2013.
Earthshine/All Science begins with the track Mighty. A remix of his earlier song Strongest. While it may not live up to the original, it’s still got some good beats and the lead choirs are as attention grabbing as ever.
Following this is half of the album title, Earthshine, a dance song with strong influences and a powerful lead synth. Earthshine is given its power by its constant solid beat throughout which makes it sound as good as or better than what the kids are dancing to these days. Influences like Daft Punk are evident here which is definitely a good thing as Daft Punk know how to create songs that make you want to dance. This is definitely a song for the clubs.
Up next is Quantom Menace which sees Fluent experiment with strong sub bass and spacey organs. Quantom Menace is quite repetitive and doesn’t do enough to really grab attention.
Oceans succeeds in its goal of being a dancey number with a strong synth throughout and a deep kick. As is with the song previously, Oceans is quite repetitive but is successful in being what it wants to be, a dance song.
Wealth is next which is a song filled with reverb which is a welcome change from the claustrophobic sounding dance songs previous, Wealth gives the listener some breathing space with its funky drums and simplistic nature, Wealth feels like an interlude that has been extended into a full song, still very good however.
One of the singles, The Days, is next, is Fluents attempt at incorporating guitars into his mix. He succeeds and makes a chilled out, half organic, half electronic song which is one of my personal favourites from the album for the fact that its just very nice.
Homeplanet is quite a contrast considering the laid-back nature of The Days previously, will a big synth and deep kick, it brings the album back into its electronica roots. The synths sounds are rich and crisp and the whole song, albeit slightly too long, is very good.
Tonight Tomorrow is the longest song on the album, very simple and minimalist which is pulls off for a small portion of the song. Not until almost five minutes comes in what should have been the main synth. Tonight Tomorrow should have been 3-4 minutes at the maximum and has been dragged out too long.
Particle kicks in with a synth that, if you are a headphone user, pans your ears in a manner that just makes you listen, with a funky beat that kicks in momentarily after, Particle has a swagger that commands attention, a highlight of the album.
Action, a small introduction before Reaction, is a nice, glitchy space hop tune that could have easily been extended further and its a shame it hasn’t been.
Reaction for its most part is a song lead by pumping organs and nostalgic synths which create a nice listening atmosphere which is occasionally interrupted by some annoying bass hits that fizzle my speakers.
“It’s Just Loops, Isn’t It?” is next and begins with an almost military sounding beating of some kind of drum which just completely dominates your ears, it fully kicks in with some smooth chirpy synths reminiscent of old video games. Hectic for the most part and nice for the rest, it makes for good listening.
The penultimate song on the album Solar Maximum is my personal favourite due to using synths so clearly inspired by Daft Punk’s Tron:Legacy soundtrack, one of the best songs on the album as its just easy listening the whole way, however it feels like its building to something and never does.
This leads into Lunar Eclipse the final song on the album, it has the vibe that its an album closer, mellow and nearly sad. A strong album closer.
Overall, whilst sometimes repetitive, Earthshine/All Science is a good album considering its bedroom produced roots. Flirting with ambience and minimalism, club synths and sub bass. Fleunt is only getting stronger is his producing and composition ability. I would rate this album 7/10. Highlights being The Days, Earthshine and Solar Maximum. Low points of the album being Tonight Tomorrow and Quantom Menace.